Mexico City’s Contemporary Art Scene Continues to Attract Global Attention

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First Annual Art Gallery Weekend in September to Showcase New Galleries & Exhibits

Known as the birthplace of renowned artists in a myriad of categories, today its Mexico City’s new generation of contemporary artists who are at center stage, garnering recognition from the international arena. Over the past 20 years, the contemporary art scene has flourished with numerous new galleries opening, private collections being displayed and dedicated events established to showcase it all to the world. With many of the sales of Mexican contemporary art being to foreigners, Mexico City is certainly on the radar for the newest and most coveted pieces. Some of the most recognized Mexican contemporary artists include Gabriel Orozco, Carlos Amorales, Damián Ortega and Miguel Calderón.

One of the newest events to celebrate this art category is the first annual Art Gallery Weekend, which will take place from September 27th – 29th. Conceived by local magazine Código and directed by Editor-in-Chief Ricardo Porrero, Art Gallery Weekend is a new endeavor that brings together artists, gallery owners, collectors and amateurs who will have the opportunity see the newest art displays while reflecting with other enthusiasts and collecting fine pieces. This event follows other world-class cities with similar Gallery Weekend events such as Berlin, Madrid, Viena, Warsaw, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

During Art Gallery Weekend each venue will inaugurate its most significant exhibition of the season. On Friday, September 27th, the galleries will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28th there will be extended hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 29th they will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All entrances to galleries are open to the public. A complimentary dedicated transportation system will take people on the complete tour of the galleries, which end include:

1.         Galería Luis Adelantado, located at Laguna de Términos #260, (between Lago Iseo y Mariano Escobedo), Colonia Anáhuac, Mexico City.
2.         Le Laboratoire, located at Calle Vicente Suárez #69 int. 2 esq. Cuernavaca, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City.
3.         Proyecto Paralelo, located at Alfonso Reyes #58, Colonia Condesa, Mexico City.
4.         Galería Ethra, located at Londres #54, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.
5.         Talcual, located at Praga #27, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.
6.         Patricia Conde Galería: Lafontaine #73, Polanco, Mexico City.
7.         Galería Pablo Goebel Fine Arts, located at Taine #212, Polanco, Mexico City.
8.         Altiplano Galería, located at San Luis Potosí #43 Int. C Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City.
9.         Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, located at Plaza Río de Janeiro #53, Colonia Roma, Mexico City.
10.     Proyectos Monclova, located at Colima #55, Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City.
11.     OMR, located at Plaza Río de Janeiro #54, Colonia Roma, Mexico City.
12.     Kurimanzutto, located at Goberndor Rafael Rebollar #94, Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City.
13.     Labor Francisco Ramírez #5, Colonia Daniel Garza, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City.
14.     Nina Menocal, located at Rafael Rebollar #56, Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City.
15.     EDS Gallery, Atlixco 32 (between Juan Escutia and Antonio Sola) Condesa, Mexico City.

Mexico City has other popular events for contemporary art throughout the year including Zona Maco, an annual contemporary art fair that celebrated its 10th addition this year and attracted thousands from around the world. In October, Affordable Art Fair, which also takes place in other major cities of the world, will take place at the Expo Reforma showcasing exceptional pieces from 50 galleries. By the end of the year, the highly anticipated Jumex Collection Museum, will open near the Polanco area featuring one of the largest private contemporary art collections in Latin America that was created by food and juice entrepreneur Eugenio López.

Art Gallery Weekend will take place annually at the end of September. For more information, download the app, visit galleryweekendmexico.com, or follow them on Twitter on Facebook https://twitter.com/GalleryWeekendM/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gallery-Weekend-Mexico/197607767068660?fref=ts.

About Mexico City
With more than 12.5 million visitors every year, Mexico City is a fascinating destination filled with exciting revelations for travelers. The ever-evolving city, among the largest in the world, showcases a colorful display of a rich past seamlessly integrated into a modern metropolis. Among its many attractions include four UNESCO World Heritage sites, 175 museums, charming neighborhoods, colorful street markets and bazaars, a wide-range of hotels & spas, a lively night scene, state-of-the-art meeting venues, and so much more. With its many attractions and year-round calendar of events, Mexico City can be enjoyed by all ages from corporate travelers to leisure guests, families, couples and the LGBT community. Mexico City’s tourism industry is enhanced with the support of Mexico City’s Ministry of Tourism and the Mexico City Tourism Promotion Fund. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MexicoCityLive and https://twitter.com/MexicoCityLive.

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